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Thousands of jobs, internships await at two-day Career Fair

Employers are interested in meeting students and alumni in all majors during the two-day Career Fair at Penn College.

More than 300 employers offering more than 3,000 jobs and internships will attend this week’s Career Fair, scheduled from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. (Tuesday’s session is in Bardo Gymnasium and the Field House; Wednesday’s is only in Bardo.) Employers attending the Career Fair are looking for interns and new graduates who are technically skilled and prepared with “degrees that work”… that’s our students! Employers want to see all class levels from freshman to seniors, as well as alumni. The Career Fair at Penn College is an event for students and alumni. It is not open to the public. Students and alumni should plant to attend both sessions, as the lineup of employers will be different each day. Check the online list of employers, sortable by major, and know at which location they will be located. New this year is the Company Showcase scheduled throughout the day Monday.

*Professional dress is strongly encouraged but not required. Remember: It only takes seven seconds to make a first impression and you want it to be a good one!


Published October 15, 2018 | Posted in Alumni, Events, Students | Leave a comment

Start building a Penn College future at Oct. 28 Open House

The Madigan Library (left) and Bush Campus Center are two of the facilities that visitors to Pennsylvania College of Technology may tour during Fall Open House on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Students looking for a bold next step in their educational journey are encouraged to attend an Oct. 28 Open House at Pennsylvania College of Technology, where “future made by hand” is a template for success.

“Visiting a college campus should be an experience. At Open House, students are able to touch, see and explore their future,” said Claire Z. Biggs, assistant director of admissions. “From the state-of-the-art labs to the knowledgeable faculty and staff, Penn College is the place to be if you want to be a tomorrow maker.”

The college will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for prospective students and their families to explore more than 100 bachelor’s, associate and certificate programs. Free bus service will be available on the main campus in Williamsport, and shuttles will transport guests to and from the nearby Lumley Aviation and Schneebeli Earth Science centers throughout the day.

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Expert tips: Recognize and manage anxiety

Illustratoin by Deobrah K. Peters, graphic designer

From the Fall 2018 Penn College Magazine: For many Americans, the experience of anxiety is becoming increasingly commonplace. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, nearly one-third of all Americans will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetime. But there is hope! Penn College counselors Jacklyn R. Leitzel and Brian J. Schurr share that anxiety is one of the most treatable mental health problems in our country. Read “Expert Tips.”

Penn College golfers set for showdown

As Pennsylvania College of Technology golfers prepare for their North Eastern Athletic Conference Fall Preview showdown, the college’s tennis teams have wrapped up their abbreviated – due to rain – fall seasons.

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Weeklong celebration puts focus on CLC’s daily importance

Everyone's favorite mascot pays a visit to the Children's Learning Center.

Through a variety of activities this past week, Penn College’s nationally accredited Dunham Children’s Learning Center celebrated the services and support it offers to youngsters, families and the campus community. The center, which also serves as a learning laboratory for early childhood education students, joined its counterparts across the country in observing National Campus Children’s Centers Week (Oct. 8-12).

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Foul play’s the thing at Madigan mystery dinner

Cookbook author Marjorie Richmond (portrayed by Elaine Pfeil) – whose eventual murder would continue the audience participation – shows off her book, "A Party to Die For."

Penn College’s Madigan Library hosted its first-ever Murder Mystery Dinner on Friday, serving a delightful meal prepared by the School of Business & Hospitality and spiced with a tongue-in-cheek performance by actors from Williamsport’s Community Theatre League. Through interactive improvisation, the cast presented “Murder, Medium Rare,” spilling secrets and dropping hints to aid the guests’ determination of whodunit.

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Acquired tastes

You've heard of cupcakes – one of the next available items may be Ghirardelli Mug Cakes.

These new Hershey's ice cream flavors are pretty cool.

Pepsi representative Chelsea Smith pours a new product for Jaquela Dyer, of Dover, Del., majoring in business administration: sports and event management concentration.

New cold-brew flavors ... including seasonal favorite Pumpkin Spice

A packed thoroughfare of free samples

A Wildcat Sampling event, in which students help Dining Services decide what items to bring to their convenience stores and retail line, was held from 10 a.m.-noon Wednesday in the Bush Campus Center hallway. Approximately 12 vendors offered free servings of their wares, some of which will eventually be sold on campus.
Photos by Rachel A. Eirmann, student photographer

Culinary students spend summer cooking on French Riviera

Pennsylvania College of Technology culinary arts and systems students Amaris T. Smith (left) of Williamsport, and Dylan H. Therrien, of Reading, pause from their internship work in the kitchens of French Riviera luxury resort Le Mas Candille to join Therrien’s mother, Tracey.

Two Pennsylvania College of Technology culinary arts students added a measure of clarity to their career aspirations during summer internships on the French Riviera.

“It really changed my perspective on things, on how I want to do things when I own my own restaurant,” said Amaris T. Smith, of Williamsport.

Smith and Dylan H. Therrien, of Reading, spent two months in the kitchens of Le Mas Candille, a luxury hotel and spa in Moujins, France, a picturesque village near Cannes. Both are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in culinary arts and systems. The resort featured two gourmet restaurants: a poolside restaurant called La Pergola, and the Michelin-rated Le Candille, an intimate boutique restaurant.

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Penn College plastics students attend national conference

Pennsylvania College of Technology plastics and polymer engineering technology students recently attended the 34th Annual Blow Molding Conference in Pittsburgh, conducted by the Blow Molding Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers. From left are James C. Keyser II, of Dillsburg; Lucas S. Poche, of Lewistown; Nathan A. Rader-Edkin, of Williamsport; instructor Jose M. Perez; Anthony P. Wagner, of Williamsport; Danial J. Kilinski, of Montague, Mich.; Joshua M. Worthing, of New Brighton; and Spencer L. Cotner, of Muncy.

Backed by industry support, seven plastics students from Pennsylvania College of Technology enhanced their education by attending the 34th Annual Blow Molding Conference in Pittsburgh.

Conducted by the Blow Molding Division of the Society of Plastics Engineers, the conference is considered the premier event for the blow molding industry. The blow molding process uses thermoplastic materials to form hollow industrial parts and containers.

The three-day conference facilitated networking opportunities for the students and exposed them to technical presentations and speakers focusing on current trends and industry projections.

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Manhattan exhibition to feature Penn College professor’s art

David M. Moyer

Three works of art created by a graphic design faculty member at Pennsylvania College of Technology will be exhibited in Manhattan during November.

Wood engravings crafted by David M. Moyer, assistant professor of graphic design, have been selected for inclusion in “The Print Effect: Small Works/Big Impact” at Manhattan Graphics Center, 250 W. 40th St., between Seventh and Eighth avenues in New York’s artistic garment district.

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Economics professor presents at state conference

Abdul B. Pathan

Abdul B. Pathan, professor of economics at Pennsylvania College of Technology, presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Economics Association, held recently at Penn State Altoona.

Pathan’s paper, “Make Principles of Economics Class Interesting to Your Students,” explored live demonstrations involving various economics topics and explained the need for utilizing diverse techniques in lecture delivery.

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Sigma Pi chapter doubly honored at international convocation

Visconti (left) accepts the Theta Chi chapter's Bronze Standard of Excellence Award from Steve Lawler, now-Past Grand Sage of Sigma Pi.

The Penn College chapter of Sigma Pi Franternity was honored this summer among the most improved over the past two years.

The chapter president (right) stands with his fellow honorees to receive acknowledgment from convocation attendees.

After a successful Spring 2018 semester at Penn College, the members of Sigma Pi are proud of the immense progress they have been making – progress that was confirmed on the global stage. Over the summer, Nicholas S. Visconti, president, went to Niagara Falls, New York, for the fraternity’s 54th biennial convocation, where he accepted a pair of honors: the Grand Chapter Award and the Bronze Standard of Excellence Award. “Through dedication and hard work, we have excelled in the eyes of our national headquarters and have been deemed one of the Top 25 most improved chapters over the past two years,” said Visconti, a legal assistant/paralegal studies major from Furlong. “We will strive to make our efforts better and better each semester!”
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Penn College welcomes new employees

PCToday continues its regular feature – welcoming new full-time and regular part-time Pennsylvania College of Technology employees, as reported by the Human Resources Office.

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CLC celebration includes fall story time at college library

Smith takes her young audience on the windblown journey of "Leaf Man," sharing the colorful collages that adorn each page.

T-shirts, brightly bragging of the center's four-star accreditation, are sported by the enthralled library visitors.

The children delivered a handmade "thank you" and commemorative greeting cards that they're handing out to students and employees in their campus travels this week.

"The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything" gets the full read-aloud treatment from Line – complete with every "clomp," "wiggle," "shake," "nod," "clap" and "boo" that lead to the surprise ending.

Hugs were plentiful as youngsters lined up to show their gratitude.

Preschoolers from the Dunham Children’s Learning Center visited Penn College’s Madigan Library on Tuesday morning for story time. Tommie L. Smith, library operations/public services assistant, and April N. Line, library support services assistant, each read an autumn-themed book to the boys and girls gathered on the first floor. The visit is among the activities scheduled during National Campus Children’s Centers Week (Oct. 8-12).

Insightful alum urges students to stoke passions, make connections

A 2007 recipient of the college's Alumnus Achievement Award, Jeffcoat talks with students during a late-September return to campus.

Pennsylvania College of Technology alumnus Keith L. Jeffcoat recently returned to his roots to share advice and industry experience with the next generation of students.

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